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Mediclinic paediatrician explains the rare Interleukin 12 receptor defect

Dr Deon Smith is a paediatrician at Mediclinic Cape Town. One of his patients, Aaron Lipschitz, is a three-year-old boy with an interleukin 12 receptor defect – a rare genetic mutation that prevents him from eating proper food.

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Pacemaker of the future comes to Mediclinic Panorama

A new, advanced pacemaker procedure is now available at Mediclinic Panorama and it’s set to overtake traditional pacing techniques.

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A multi-pronged approach reduces healthcare-associated infections in Mediclinic hospitals

Healthcare-associated infections at Mediclinic hospitals are showing a downward trend, thanks to well-established infection prevention and control protocols, with well-trained and dedicated managers in all facilities.

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Mediclinic is prepared for Day Zero

All our facilities in the Western Cape have failsafe water contingency measures in place for Day Zero.

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Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg Surgeons Perform Unique Excision of a Nasal Tumour

For two years, Peter Edmonds, a 62-year-old owner of a farm maintenance business outside of Pietermaritzburg, suffered from a blocked nose. He endured constant headaches and often felt listless after not getting enough sleep at night.

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How to Plan for Infection Control

Patient Safety has always been a priority for Mediclinic and complying with Infection Prevention and control (IPC) principles was always a key consideration when new buildings have been designed.

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Metabolic Surgery can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Because of the noticeable medical benefits bariatric surgery offers to patients with Type 2 diabetes, surgeons are starting to refer to the procedure as metabolic surgery (surgery to help resolve metabolic disorders) rather than bariatric surgery (surgery to help resolve obesity).

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Mediclinic Adheres to World-Class Antibiotic Prescription Practices  

Andriette van Jaarsveld, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Mediclinic Southern Africa, explains the dangers associated with inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions – and what Mediclinic is doing to decrease the development of microbial resistance.

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Mediclinic Vergelegen undergoes a radical transformation

A large-scale refurbishment at the Somerset West hospital translates into a better experience for patients and staff.

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Introducing Patient Safety Managers

Ensuring our patients’ safety is of such importance to Mediclinic Southern Africa, we’ve introduced Patient Safety Managers at our hospitals.

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